You have no money to give away; that is why we get back what is yours!

We prepare your income tax return!

We offer expert advice with over 10 years of experience. We know what matters!

We regularly take part in professional further training to ensure that we are always up to date with the latest legal developments!

We take our time for you and explain all the particularities of your individual case. This is the only way to achieve the best tax result together with you!

Based on the amount of effort and your income, you will pay a reasonable fee. We offer complete cost transparency: Only when you agree with our fee, we will complete your income tax return! Otherwise, you will not be charged with any costs.

There is no risk for you, because:
If you are not obliged to file an income tax return, and it wouldn’t result in a refund according to our calculation, we will ultimately not transmit the tax return to the tax office. Consequently, you will not have to pay anything.

However, an income tax return is usually worthwhile, because according to the Federal Statistical Office, the submission of the return alone leads to a refund of over 800,00 € on average!

 

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Do you have any questions?

Do I have to file an income tax return?

Even if you are not obliged to file an income tax return, it can be worthwhile to do so voluntarily. For example, many people have high income-related expenses because they have a long commute to work. Having actual travel expenses or a mileage allowance can result in a substantial refund.

If you are not sure whether you are required to file, please feel free to contact us.

What are the deadlines for filing income tax returns?

If you want to hand in your income tax return voluntarily, you would have four years after the end of the year of assessment to do so.

If, on the other hand, you are required to file an income tax return, the deadline is July 31 of the following year. If you are represented for tax purposes, an extension of the deadline may be granted until December 31 of the following year.

If you were obliged by the tax office to submit the tax return, the tax office sets the deadline. In principle, an extension of the deadline is possible in justified cases.

What may I deduct?

Many items can be deducted to reduce tax.

For example, income-related expenses such as:

  • travel expenses,
  • costs for cleaning work clothes,
  • work-related moving expenses,
  • work-related double housekeeping,
  • a home office,
  • work-related laptop and cell phone,
  • further education and training,
  • meal allowances for working more than eight hours a day,
  • payments to professional associations or chambers or trade unions.

Handicraft costs or household-related services – several of which can already be found in the service charge statement for the apartment – can also be deducted.

Medical expenses, such as:

  • Medical treatments,
  • eyeglasses,
  • dentures,
  • medication,
  • travel expenses, e.g. to medical treatment or pharmacies,

can also be deducted as soon as they constitute an extraordinary burden.

In addition, there are also tax advantages from a degree of disability of 25.

Funeral expenses in the case of moral or legal obligation,

and childcare costs or school fees for children can have a positive effect on taxes.

And that’s not even all there is.

Do I need an in-person appointment to file my income tax return?

A personal appointment is generally not necessary, as everything can be clarified by phone or e-mail. However, if you are interested, a personal appointment can of course be offered or a conversation via Skype.

How does the cooperation work?

After your request, you will receive a checklist with the required documents and the deductible costs. This allows you to compile the documents comfortably at home and bring them to your appointment.

Otherwise, we will receive the documents from you by e-mail or mail. If necessary, we will ask questions after our initial review or ask for additional documents.

Now that effort and income are set, we are able to determine a fee and inform you about it.

We will send to you an order confirmation and a power of attorney, which you would need to sign and return to us. Subsequently, your income tax return will be finalized.

The tax return will then be sent to the tax office and you will receive the tax calculation forecast. In addition, you will receive a simplified checklist from us, tailored to your income and expenses, to make it easier for you to compile the documents in future years.

You will also receive our invoice and the processing is completed for the time being.

As soon as we receive the income tax assessment from the tax office, we review it and file an appeal if necessary. If we agree with the assessment, you will receive the original version for your records.

Finally, this is the procedure for every following year 😊

Do you have any further questions?

Simply call us without obligation at 069-21935394 or send us an e-mail at empfang@ra-te.de.

Our reception team will be very happy to assist you!

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